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September 1949

The Temporal Bone and the Ear.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(3):371. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010381018

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This is a classic reference book on the embryology and anatomy of the ear and temporal bone in man. Based almost entirely on original research, new concepts, so direly needed, are presented relative to the structure and function of the ear. Many of the problems that have long been neglected and theories that have been erroneously accepted are here clarified.

The volume is organized on a developmental basis. Detailed discussions are given on the otic labyrinth, the periotic labyrinth and the otic capsule. These three names are emphasized in order to give lucidity and meaning to future discussions on the complex structure of the temporal bone. An excellent chapter is included on the histologic variations and pathologic processes in the temporal bone. The book concludes with a comprehensive, objective historical review on the function of the inner ear.

The numerous photographs and illustrations throughout the book are unusually clear. Countless

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